CHAPS to conduct community outreach Saturday @ Tractor Supply
Sep 17 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Children, Horses and Adults in PartnerShip equine assisted therapy will conduct community outreach at Tractor Supply on Saturday from noon to 2:30 p.m.

Representatives from the organization will be on site to talk about what the program does to help the Sheridan community.

CHAPS is also seeking volunteers for the event.

Those interested in helping should contact Christina at 859-230-7088 or

Tractor Supply is located at 1140 East Brundage Lane.

Genealogical Society to gather Saturday @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Sep 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The first meeting of the Sheridan County Genealogical Society will take place Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

All interested individuals are invited to attend to learn about exciting events and helpful programs planned for 2016-2017. Participants will learn ways to search for family members and find information on family heritage.

The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Senior Center to host fashion show @ Sheridan Senior Center
Sep 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Looking for some new style ideas?

The Sheridan Senior Center will host a fashion show from 1-2 p.m. Saturday.

The show will feature items from the center’s Green Boomerang thrift store located in downtown Sheridan.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St. For additional information, call 672-2240.

Log preservation lecture at Spear-O planned for Saturday @ Spear-O Mountain
Sep 17 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The historic log buildings at Spear-O Mountain, formerly a Bighorn Mountain guest ranch and currently an extended campus of Sheridan College, will host a presentation on renovating and preserving log structures on Saturday from 1:30–4:30 p.m.

The afternoon class will be conducted by Dr. Harrison Goodall, principal of Conservation Services in Langley, Washington, who for 40 years has consulted not only to the National Park Service, but has trained professionals, amateurs and students in the art of preserving log structures. Topics to be discussed will range from insect infestation to log replacement and selecting appropriate log finishes. Participants are invited to bring photographs of log structures for discussion. A tour of the Spear-O Mountain Campus will conclude the event.

Sponsored by the Alliance for Historic Wyoming, the log workshop admission is $25 for Alliance members and $40 for nonmembers. To register, call 674-6446, ext. 4502 or see

Press to host Rock the Vote event Sept. 17 @ Kendrick Park
Sep 17 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — In the last presidential election, just 25 percent of the voting age population in Wyoming cast ballots. Only 50 percent of the voting age population in Wyoming was even registered to vote.

The Sheridan Press hopes to move the dial on both of those statistics by hosting a Rock the Vote event Sept. 17 in Kendrick Park.

Rock the Vote is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that works to get youth to the polls. Since 1990, the organization has been registering voters and trying to demystify the process of voter registration and elections.

In Sheridan, the event will include voter registration opportunities. Those interested in registering just need to bring a form of photo identification, such as a driver’s license. They’ll have an opportunity to fill out a voter registration form and have it notarized on site.

In order to reach out to a younger crowd, the goal is also to make the process fun. Rock the Vote has been utilizing pop culture, music, art and technology to inspire political activity for decades.

The Sept. 17 event will do the same. A live band — The InstaGators — will perform; games such as bean bag toss, giant Jenga and others will be available to play; and food trucks and a beer vendor will be on site as well. A photo booth will also be on site for attendees to enjoy.

While attendees register to vote and enjoy Kendrick Park on a fall afternoon — the event will take place from 4-7 p.m. — candidates seeking election this fall will be on site to mix and mingle with voters.

“There won’t be any formal speeches from candidates,” said Kristen Czaban, managing editor at The Sheridan Press. “But this will be an opportunity for them to chat with what we hope will be a large contingent of voters before the general election.”

While the general election will take place Nov. 8, early voting — or absentee voting — will begin Sept. 23, just after the Rock the Vote event.

In most races that will appear on ballots in Sheridan County, voters will have a choice between candidates.

“While voter registration was up in the primary election compared to 2014, we hope to keep moving that dial and get more and more people to the polls,” Czaban said.

For additional information on the event, contact Czaban at 672-2431 or

WYO Theater to host screening of ‘Dawn of the Dead’ @ WYO Theater
Sep 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present the second show in the inaugural Classic Horror Film Series on the big screen Saturday at 8 p.m.

This week’s horror film will be “Dawn of the Dead.”

Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.

Josh Hanson and Aaron Odom will provide opening commentary on the film. Come dressed up and you could enter the contest for the best zombie costume.

Tickets for the show are $11.50 for adults, $10.50 for seniors and military, $9.50 for students.

Tickets are available online at or by phone, 672-9084.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

Micah Wyatt to perform at Small Stage Concert Series @ The Carriage House Theater
Sep 18 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Carriage House Theater will host the next concert in the Small Stage Concert Series Sunday.

At 7:30 p.m., Micah Wyatt will perform. Wyatt, a seasoned performer, is a former Sheridan resident now living in California. He uses a mix of acoustic instruments, instrument effects, looping technology and beatbox skills to make a single human into a whole band. Songs meld an old-time roots feel with contemporary Americana traditions and various cross-genre gymnastics.

Tickets to the Micah Wyatt concert are $15 each and are on sale now at the WYO Theater box office or online at Unsold tickets will be available at the door the night of the show.

The Carriage House Theater is located at 419 Delphi Ave.

YMCA to offer free programs to the community @ Sheridan County YMCA
Sep 20 all-day

SHERIDAN —  The Sheridan County YMCA will offer three free classes to adults in the Sheridan community.

A personal fitness class will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays for one hour during a 12-week period. Times for the class will be 9 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Livestrong will be available for a 12-week session. Call Patty Cox for more information and times.

A healthy back class will also be offered as a three-week class. Class size is limited to 15 participants, so those interested in taking the class must sign up by calling the YCMA. The program will run on Mondays and Wednesdays from Oct. 10-26 from 12:15-1:15 p.m.

For more information and to sign up for any of these classes, call the YMCA at 674-7488.

The Sheridan County YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.

City to host meet, greet of city administrator candidates @ Sheridan College Edward A. Whitney Academic Center atrium.
Sep 20 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan will host a meet and greet of candidates seeking the city administrator position on Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Sheridan College Edward A. Whitney Academic Center atrium.

Candidates will be available to meet area residents and discuss the role of the city administrator.

At a meeting earlier this month, Sheridan City Council members and attendees spoke via teleconference to John Hodgson, the senior consultant for The Prothman Group, regarding the role of the city’s administrator position.

The Prothman Group was hired by the city of Sheridan to lead job search efforts for the position that was approved last year.

During the discussion, Hodgson explained the process his company and the city plan to use to hire the administrator. Once the field is narrowed down to five applicants, there will be an opportunity for the community to meet the candidates in an informal setting — the purpose of Tuesday’s gathering.

At that time, city officials said, the group will provide a short biography of each of the candidates. This allows community members to provide feedback on each of the candidates.

The following day, the council, key community members, selected staff members and others will conduct interviews with the candidates. Later, council members will select the candidate to take the position.

No timeline was given for when the position is expected to be filled.

The city administrator’s salary is listed at $105,870 – $161,513 annually, plus benefits; the position was approved by the city last fall.

American Legion Auxiliary to meet Tues. @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The American Legion Auxiliary will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Inner Circle of the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

Representatives from the Girls State program will present on their experiences at the event. The meeting is open to the public and refreshments will be served.

The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Chamber’s Business After Hours set for Wednesday @ Kennon Sign Shop
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly social and networking event at Alpine Climate Control from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday. There is no cost to attend.

For more information, call the Chamber at 672-2485. ­­­

Kennon Sign Shop is located at 800 E. Burkitt St.

Sheridan College to host Lake DeSmet lecture @ Sheridan College Mohns Center
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN —  Sheridan College will host Travis Neebling when he gives a presentation on the Reservoir Research Program and evaluation of Lake DeSmet fisheries on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m.

The lecture will focus on native and non-native sport fish populations in Wyoming’s lakes and reservoirs, new gear and techniques. Neebling will also evaluate fish size, health and population along with stocking and harvesting rates.

The event is free and open to the public. The Sheridan College Mohns Center located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Thrivent Financial workshop to host John Busaker @ Holiday Inn
Sep 22 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Thrivent Financial will host a workshop led by John Busaker, author of “Do less, be more: The life-changing power of focus” on Thursday from 3-5 p.m. followed by a networking event from 5-7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn.

The interactive session will inspire participants with three core principles of being fully engaged and teach practical, immediately actionable steps for consistent and courageous leadership.

The Generosity Multiplied networking opportunity will be a chance to connect with Sheridan residents, Thrivent members, area Church leaders, non-profits and area business leaders in a relaxed setting.

The cost to attend is $25 and food and drinks will be served.

Attendees will receive a copy of John Busaker’s book.

To RSVP call, 675-1166 or email

The Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Dr.

‘Sheridan Chopped’ competition set for Sept. 22 downtown @ Grinnell Plaza at the Sheridan Farmers Market.
Sep 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — “Sheridan Chopped” an amateur cooking competition will take place Sept. 22 from 5-7 p.m. on Grinnell Plaza at the Sheridan Farmers Market.

The event will include local competitors preparing meals comprised of mostly locally raised meats and produce.

The grand prize winner will receive $100 and a trophy.

For more information and to sign up for the contest, call the Downtown Sheridan Association at 672-8881.

Sheridan County Museum to host Bill Sniffin on Sept. 22 @ Sheridan College
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will host Bill Sniffin, a Wyoming author and media personality, on Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. at Sheridan College as part of the Evening Program Series.

Sniffin will discuss his latest book “Wyoming at 125: Our Place in the West.” The event is free and open to the public and will take place in the Whitney Academic Center at Sheridan College, room W174.

For more information, call the Museum at 675-1150.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Absentee voting begins Friday in Sheridan County for general election @ County Elections Office
Sep 23 all-day

SHERIDAN — Absentee voting will begin Friday across the state.

A qualified elector may apply for an absentee ballot either in person, in writing or by telephone.

Voters may vote via an absentee ballot in person in the office of the county clerk or by mail 40 days before an election, such as the general election set for Nov. 8.

Absentee ballots can be returned in person or by mail.

Applications for an absentee ballot can be picked up at the County Elections Office located at 224 S. Main St.

SC rodeo moved to AgriPark @ AgriPark facility
Sep 23 – Sep 25 all-day

SHERIDAN — Due to the weather, the Sheridan College Rodeo will be moved indoors to the college’s AgriPark facility. All slack and performances will be at the same time, just indoors.

The AgriPark facility is located within the Wrench Ranch, on the north side of the city Sheridan, at 1 Chris LeDoux Way.

The Sheridan College Rodeo will be held Sept. 23-25. Performances will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. on Sunday for the short round.

Slack will be on Friday at 1 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m. Spectator admission is free.

Results will be posted at

Sheridan College rodeo set for Sept. 23-25 @ Sheridan County Fairgrounds
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s rodeo team will host a rodeo over the weekend of Sept. 23-25.

Returning this year are several important veterans about whom head coach Marc Gilkerson is very excited: Tayte Clark, who finished seventh in the nation in saddle bronc riding; Sam Thurston, who finished third overall in the Central Rocky Mountain conference last year as a freshman in the same event; and Trig Clark, who was sixth in the conference last year in bareback riding. Coach Gilkerson is also excited about Callie Robinson’s potential in breakaway roping and College National Finals Rodeo qualifier Tioni Erickson, who returns for her third year this year.

Coach Gilkerson hopes his crew can improve on their conference finishes last year, eighth in men’s team rodeo and fifth in women’s.

“We’ve lost a few key folks,” Gilkerson admitted, “but we’re bringing on a lot of new talent, too. With an extra year under their belts, I think our returning young men and women can do quite well for themselves and teach the rookies a thing or two. This might be the best team I’ve ever recruited, and our freshmen really have me excited going into this upcoming year.”

The Sheridan College Rodeo will be held Sept. 23-25 at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Performances will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. on Sunday for the short round.

Slack will be on Friday at 1 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m. Spectator admission is free.

Results will be posted at

Church organizing fall parking lot sale for Saturday @ First Methodist Church
Sep 24 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The First Methodist Church Fall Parking Lot Sale will take place Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church.

The event will include thousands of items for sale from toys to kitchen tools to yard work items.

A breakfast of cinnamon rolls and coffee will be available for purchase in the morning.

Hamburgers and chips will be available at noon.

 For more information, call the church office at 672-9779.

The First Methodist Church is located at 215 W. Works St.

Out of the Darkness community walk set for Sept. 24 @ Whitney Commons Park
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The sixth annual Out of the Darkness community walk will take place Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Whitney Commons Park.

The walk is to support those who have been affected by suicide; raise awareness of depression and other mental illnesses; and suicide. Funds raised will support suicide prevention research and program development through the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and to support state and local suicide prevention efforts.

To register, see

For more information, call Cal Furnish at 752-6989 or email

Whitney Commons Park is located at Paul St.

TRVCC to host ‘doggy dash’ 5K on Saturday in Dayton @ streets of Dayton.
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Community Center will host a doggy dash in Dayton on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m.

The 5K race will take place on the streets of Dayton.

Participants are encouraged to bring their dogs, but are reminded the pets must be on a leash.

The fee to participate is $15 for TRVCC members or $20 for non-members, if registration occurs before Saturday.

Day-of registration will be $20 for members and $25 for non-members.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter.

Registration may be completed online at, at the TRVCC offices or by calling 655-9419.

Volunteers needed at Antelope Butte on Saturday @ Antelope Butte Mountain Recreation Area
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Antelope Butte Mountain Recreation Area has another scheduled workday, called a “Beaver Day,” on Saturday.

Volunteers are needed to remove debris and dangerous trees from ski trails and service roads at the mountain recreation area.

Volunteers are invited to participate between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday by helping for the day or just the morning or afternoon.

Attendees are encouraged to bring water, snacks and a lunch.

Other materials requested are pruners, chainsaws and gloves.

The first 10 volunteers to arrive and check-in at the lodge will receive a free Antelope Butte water bottle.

For more information, email

Taylor to sign copies of her book @ Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Local author Abbie Johnson Taylor will sign and sell copies of her book on Saturday at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery from 10 a.m. to noon and on Sept. 27 in the lobby of the Sheridan Senior Center from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

“My Ideal Partner: How I Met, Married, and Cared for the Man I Loved Despite Debilitating Odds” details how Taylor met and married her late husband, then cared for him for six years after he suffered two strokes that paralyzed his left side.

For more information, visit the author’s website at or call 752-0033.

Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery is located at 206 N. Main St.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Ladies Fly Fishing class set for Sunday @
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Rod, Reels and Heels will host a Ladies Fly Fishing class on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Topics covered will include entomology, knots, gear for you and gear for your rod.

The cost of the class is $50 and will include lunch, goodie bags and wine.

Those who couldn’t attend the casting clinic are welcome to join. Rods and reels will be available for use for attendees.

To volunteer, email Brenna at

Attendees are asked to RSVP.

For more information and to RSVP call Brenna at 621-0444.

Softball Association golf tournament set for Sunday @ Powder Horn Golf Club
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Softball Association will host a golf tournament fundraiser on Sunday beginning at 10 a.m. at the Powder Horn Golf Club in Sheridan.

There is an entry fee of $100 per person or $400 per team.

The Scramble format will include $5 mulligans that are two per player.

Pin and long drive prizes will also be available at the tournament.

Funds raised will go toward building the Doubleday Sports Complex.

For more information, call 752-9614.

The Powder Horn Golf Club is located at 23 Country Club Lane.

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